Celtic's Ross Doohan impressed with Ange Postecoglou methods

By David Walton

August 25, 2021

Celtic goalkeeper Ross Doohan left Parkhead to join Tranmere Rovers on loan last month, and he departed mightily impressed with Ange Postecoglou and his new methods.

The Hoops are currently undergoing a revolution with the Greek-Australian tactician. High-intensity, high-pressing, aggressive, attacking football seems to be the order of the day at Parkhead recently. And it’s fair to say it’s something the Celtic supporters have been getting behind.

So too many of the players. Postecoglou has managed to turn around the careers of some previously struggling Celts. The likes of Ryan Christie, Stephen Welsh, and Anthony Ralston have found new leases of life under the current boss.

And Doohan, who’s primary goal is to gain first-team experience with Tranmere, was also left enthused by what he saw from the former Yokohama F.Marinos boss in pre-season.

As quoted by the Scottish Sun, the Scotland under-21 international said: “I was impressed by the new manager at Celtic during pre-season. It always takes a manager time to implement his ideas at a new club but I really enjoyed working with him.

“It is hard going that’s for sure but he wants to play attractive football and people have seen that already. Hopefully the club can have a good season.”

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Celtic fans seeing the rewards of Ange Postecoglou methods

Nobody could’ve imagined just how promising the early signs were going to be. Back-to-back 6-0 maulings of Dundee and St Mirren, for example, exceeded many’s expectations. Not to mention the dominance against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League playoff first-leg.

Postecoglou is most importantly making Celtic exciting to watch again. No, it’s not the perfect football team. They concede chances and will continue to do so as the season progresses. That’s football. There’s no point obsessing in every aspect of the game if you’re a supporter.

Ask yourself the question of whether this is a Celtic side you look forward to watching. The answer is an overwhelming yes. And we’re only a month into the season.

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We all acknowledged the scale of the rebuild before the summer began. It was extensive and exhaustive looking from the outside. Yet Ange has been able to waltz into Celtic Park and make it look like child’s play. He has a reassuring presence about him that’s helped Celtic fans brush off the UCL exit to Midtjylland and the opening day defeat to Hearts.

He has clear belief in what he’s trying to instill. There’s a knowledge there that understands this will be a successful regime so long as it’s given the tools to do so. So far, Postecoglou and co have been receiving exactly that.

So it’s no surprise to see Doohan talk up the manager. Players, pundits, and supporters have all be joining in.

In other news, Celtic-bound Liam Scales to play for Shamrock Rovers tomorrow